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Comparing Japanese Convenience Stores to Their American Counterparts

One of the first things I noticed when I came to Japan were the convenience stores. They were everywhere. There were more Seven Elevens than Starbucks! At first I was a bit skeptic of these places; after all, almost everyone (in America at least) knows the dangers of eating a Seven Eleven sandwich. The

What Would Life be Like Living as a Ghoul in Tokyo Ghoul?

Have you ever wondered what life would be like living as a ghoul? For those who are not familiar with the term, ghouls are a carnivorous and cannibalistic species that are only able to feed on humans and other ghouls. They are similar to normal humans in physical and intelligent aspects but have differences

Anime Inspired Cartoons

Do you guys know what “amerime” is? Amerime is actually something you guys might be familiar with just like Boku No Pico but not really because Amerime means American anime and sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two if you know what I mean. If you’re looking for a good change

Anime Teaches Us More Than We Think

Let me tell you about a story about a time where anime helped me pass one of my courses in college; the name of the anime is called Spice and Wolf and the course was economics. Now some of you might be thinking, “There is no way an anime can teach you enough to

Pros and Cons of Doing a Foreign Exchange Program in Japan

What anime fan wouldn’t want to visit the land of the rising sun, where anime was born, right? While doing an exchange program is an amazing opportunity, it may not be for everyone. Considering an exchange program is a big decision and should not be taken lightly or done on a whim. If anyone

The Best Anime Fight Scene Ever!

From Emiya Kiritsusugu and Kotomine Kirei’s battle in Fate/Zero, Kujo Jotaro vs DIO in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders to Kagura vs Abuto in Gintama, anyone who has ever watched anime has their own opinion on what their favourite fight scene is. Most anime fights involve some form of physical and magical element along

Anime School Cliches: True or False?

Many anime series focus on school life, and it is a very common subject for slice-of-life anime series. Although school life anime share a lot of common traits, many fans wonder how realistic the school life shown is. Everything you watch on TV can’t be trusted after all, especially since anime are well known

How Anime Impacted My Life

When I was little, I was always bullied, singled out and became a loner for most of my childhood. I often stayed away from others because of the fear of being bullied, started doubting my own capabilities and lived in fear until anime came along. What impacted me most were the first couple of

Your Name is the Top Anime Movie of 2016

Your Name, also known as Kimi no Na wa is the best anime movie of 2016. The anime movie has received both critical and commercial success. The film has become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan and the second highest-grossing anime film in history. The anime film was praised for it’s

Why Drifters is the Best Fall Anime of 2016

Drifters is one of the best anime that was released this fall. Although that may not say much, as this season’s anime line up was bad, Drifters is still nonetheless a good anime. The anime centers around Shimazu Toyohisa, a warrior who gets wounded during battle and loses consciousness. When he wakes up, he